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Title: In praise of the Primitive Orion
Post by: Sellsword on 07 April 2018, 13:30:20
For me the Orion ON1-H is perfectly designed.  I love this sculpt and would like to see more Mechs designed like it.  It has a fantastic amount of detail, only a few pieces, and there is no guessing as to what piece goes where; all of the pieces connect to each other in a different way.  There is no confusion.  Some people might decry the lack of "poseability" but for me it isn't a problem.  I don't want to have to spend a hour cleaning up pieces, figuring out where they go or using tweezers to put small pieces together.  It is too much of a hassle.  Plus, I would say take a look at the multi piece Mechs up on Camospecs.  Most of them are configured in a static pose anyway.

The Mech versions of the Spectral LAMs are the exact opposite of the Orion and a perfect example of what I dislike.  They have so many pieces that you need instructions to put them together.  Sure they look great in the end but I buy the mechs to supplement my gaming experience.  If putting them together becomes to much of a chore, then I won't buy them.

Just my thoughts.  I'm sure some will disagree but the ON1-H is perfect.
Title: Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
Post by: Empyrus on 07 April 2018, 13:44:37
Do you happen to have pics? I liked the art in the TRO but i haven't seen the mini.
Title: Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
Post by: Sartris on 07 April 2018, 14:26:46
(http://ironwindmetals.com/store/images/btmechs/BT-407.jpg)
Title: Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
Post by: Empyrus on 07 April 2018, 14:31:33
Well, that looks like an Orion.

Actually pretty cool, evokes the feel of 3025-era minis but manages to look like a... well, Primitive.

Probably need to get a collection of Primitives at some point...
Title: Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
Post by: Luciora on 07 April 2018, 19:26:41
They are all very well done.

Well, that looks like an Orion.

Actually pretty cool, evokes the feel of 3025-era minis but manages to look like a... well, Primitive.

Probably need to get a collection of Primitives at some point...
Title: Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
Post by: ColBosch on 07 April 2018, 23:31:23
Yup. I love the primitive Wasp; it's far superior to the Unseen and - especially - the Phoenix model.
Title: Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
Post by: TigerShark on 07 April 2018, 23:54:37
Yup. I love the primitive Wasp; it's far superior to the Unseen and - especially - the Phoenix model.
Bang. That and the Banshee are just wicked. And the art for the primitive Dervish. And the Longbow.
Title: Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
Post by: JPArbiter on 08 April 2018, 02:30:21
the other thing is that this puppy can fit as an "Also Works as" for the ON3-MX and 3M thanks to the 10 missile tubes and the bulkier body
Title: Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 09 April 2018, 17:45:35
Happy you guys enjoy it. Hope we get to do the primitive Crossbow and Emperor. Dak has the Swordsman ready.
Title: Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
Post by: faithless on 09 April 2018, 17:51:20
That emperor would be sweet.  I like the new orion.
Title: Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
Post by: Sellsword on 09 April 2018, 18:52:41
Happy you guys enjoy it. Hope we get to do the primitive Crossbow and Emperor. Dak has the Swordsman ready.

Both of those would become must have purchases.
Title: Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
Post by: Sartris on 09 April 2018, 18:56:32
(http://cfw.sarna.net/wiki/images/7/7f/CRS-X_Crossbow.JPG?timestamp=20121111175745)
(http://cfw.sarna.net/wiki/images/thumb/9/95/EMP-1A_Emperor_XTROPrimitives4.jpg/580px-lcixagfbi3vzb3mpi9cezrm9l97rhnz.jpg?timestamp=20150402012204)

yeah, sign me up for that
Title: Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
Post by: ColBosch on 09 April 2018, 22:25:51
Yes, please. More like those, please.
Title: Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
Post by: Major Headcase on 10 April 2018, 14:14:51
 :-X
Title: Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
Post by: Joewrightgm on 27 May 2018, 09:35:41
Starting to think I need to get the primitives and use them as their equivalent 3025+ versions.  They’re looking great
Title: Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
Post by: Luciora on 27 May 2018, 11:30:25
All you need is a SRM2 pack for the leg for the Wasp, just customized one. 

You can make a passible GOL-1H from the PP release as well.  Use the 4H, mount 2 of the box launchers instead if the round ones on the top, then add a barrel to the RT and block the hole on the left.  Adding the 2 torso MGs is a visibility option.